In this edition of Investor Beat, our Motley Fool analysts tell you everything you need to know about today's market, including:

  • Why the markets ended flat today.
  • What happened with Caterpillar's big hit in China.
  • Why Jos A. Bank crashed hard.

And much more! 

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